Monchengladbach sign Dutch striker Luuk de Jong

July 19th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Berlin, July 19 (IANS) Borussia Monchengladbach has signed on Twente Enschede striker Luuk de Jong until 2017, the club said in a statement.

After long back and forth, the “Foals” signed de Jong, making it the most expensive transfer in the club’s history with a transfer fee of 14 million euros.

Xinhua reported that the 21-year-old striker scored 39 goals in 75 matches for FC Twente Enschede. He is also part of the Dutch national team, the Elftal, where he has scored one goal in seven caps.

“With Luuk de Jong we get a highly talented striker who gained, with only 21 years, a lot of international experience with FC Twente and the Dutch national team,” Monchengladbach sports director Max Eberl said.

De Jong said: “I wanted to play in the Bundesliga, for an attractive club, and Borussia is an attractive club. I would like to develop myself further and I think the league is ideal. This is a different level than in the Netherlands.”

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